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Revalidation offers nurses and midwives opportunities

As the first tranche of nurses go through the new system, primary care professionals explain its significance
Revalidation

As the first tranche of nurses go through the new system, primary care professionals explain its significance.

Abstract

By the beginning of this month, the first nurses to use the new revalidation system will have completed their application and maintained their registration. By April 2019, every nurse and midwife in the UK will have gone through the system developed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The new process – which replaces the Prep requirements – aims to ensure that the 685,000 registrants demonstrate they remain able to practice safely and effectively. It is intended to encourage nurses to reflect on the role of the Code in their practice and demonstrate that they are ‘living’ its standards. According to the NMC, it is not about making an assessment of a registrant’s fitness to practise, but about promoting good practice and improving public confidence.

All nurses will complete

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